Pairing: Severus/Lucius, Severus/Lucius/Hermione Rating: NC-17 Warnings/Content Info: highlight between brackets if you prefer story warnings: [None] Summary: For a Parselmouth, the Dark Mark is far more than a tattoo. For four former Death Eaters sentenced to life imprisonment, it's a chance at freedom and a future outside of Gravesend Prison. Disclaimer: The world of HP and its characters belongs to Rowling. The author of this fic has borrowed them for the purposes of storytelling. No profit was or will be made. Word count: ~16,260 Author Notes: Happy Holidays, shiv5468. You mentioned Post war, coming to terms with their new lives, meaningful glances and coded conversations, and Hermione comes to see them; and my imagination created this story. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it for you. Many thanks to my betas: E, F, and M.